Sunday, August 26, 2012

Magpie 132

Big Room ~ Andrew Wyeth


"The difference between me and a lot of painters is that I have to have a personal contact with my models.... I have to become enamored. Smitten. That's what happened when I saw Helga."  






sunset cast
shadows through bare windows
transforming
everything it touched

'hurry my darling
strike a pose
shadows are shifting 
soon darkness
will surround you
surround us' 













40 comments:

  1. strike a pose....ha...i like that....yep the dying light sets a pretty cool glow right before it winks out....

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  2. I wanted to pick a favorite part, but I couldn't. I liked all of it. Good work!

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  3. I like the casting shadows... interesting post and frame ~

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  4. I adore the love story of Wyeth and Helga...

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  5. And the darkness is
    coming much sooner.
    Day is done
    so much earlier.
    Dare we strike a match
    and continue
    by candle
    light?

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  6. Get thee into shadows, without which the light loses meaning :)

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  7. Poor Helga I hope it wasn't too draughty sitting there ...

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  8. Nicely done Helen! The adapted image is wonderful. Might be a bit cold to be unwrapped but I suppose her warmth can overcome!

    Hank

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  9. Soft, suggestive and lovely... Oh! Sorry, of course! I am supposed to comment on the poem! :-0

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  10. Ah, has it ever been thus ?, very beautiful and romantic , Helen , thanks

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  11. What a wonderful, intimate poem..and the artist in love with the subject..a person? An interior? Just perfect!

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  12. I like your poem ! thanks.
    I am secondarily interested in Helga pictures- the art part, but I don't care about the rest of it.

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  13. gorgeous pairing of images with such beautiful words

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  14. What a pleasant surprise to discover that he found Helga (in a most exciting release too) what an engaging piece of poetry! Very nicely done! So absolutely creative!

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  15. I like the direction you took with this. Adding Helga was a bold stroke!

    =)

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  16. Why the hurry? Loved this, Helen!

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  17. Love the inclusion of Helga--literally gives this another dimension. Clever you. Thank you.

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  18. Love....art....poetry... does life get any better? I love this Helen. Thanks so much!! =D

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  19. This is absolutely magical! Yes, one must be in love to make art. Love or great pain. I prefer love.

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  20. Oh, and greetings from Minneapolis!

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  21. We can sense the urgency of creativity in the presence of the muse. Nicely done.

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  22. I love what you did here! Hurry! Strike a pose. This is great.

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  23. Sizzling and sultry Helen! Wonderful writing as always! :-)

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  24. Oooh, this is very sultry, Helen. It makes me wish I could paint. (Hah! I just looked at Carrie's comment above mine and saw that she used "sultry" but I'm leaving my comment as is.....because it's true!)

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  25. Oh, I do like this. Very cleverly done.

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  26. Ah a bit of steamy reality to warm up a cold picture. Well done - love it!

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  27. Either coming or going, light transforms all. Lovely verse to express this.

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  28. Oh la la Helen....I really like this....love your addition

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  29. interesting how it's the shadows that add perspective.
    rel

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  30. Stunning.......I like myself better in the shade!

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  31. original take on it! That's what I call thinking outside the box. And thanks for your comment Helen!

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  32. So very romantic! Loved this and I bet she enjoyed the fresh air. That kind of light IS the best for art and photography. And it only lasts for a very, very short time.

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  33. Do you suppose he was smitten with the fireplace, too?

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